The San Francisco 49ers have finished up the NFL Draft and are getting ready for the various minicamps and OTA sessions before the 2017 regular season. Niner Noise makes some early predictions on what the team’s depth chart and 53-man roster will be this year.
The San Francisco 49ers managed to pull off one of the better NFL Draft hauls in 2017, landing two surefire playmakers in defensive end Solomon Thomas and linebacker Reuben Foster in Round 1 alone.
With eight more draft picks added to the fray, and a slew of undrafted free agents, the Niners’ 90-man roster is all but complete.
This will change, of course, as various tweaks will be made. Yet this group provides us a chance to make some early predictions as to what we’ll see on the field to kick off the regular season.
For starters, general manager John Lynch has already cleared out more than 50 percent of the roster from earlier this offseason.
That’s quite a load of work. And while we don’t know how many of these new pieces will fall into place, it’s worth taking a stab at what San Francisco’s 53-man roster and overall depth chart may look like.
Keep in mind, there are numerous factors to be determined. Injuries are always a threat. And we’ll surely see plenty of risers and fallers during training camp and the preseason.
But based off what we know now, let’s take a position-by-position look at how San Francisco’s 2017 roster shapes up.
Note: Backups are listed in italics.